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Lesbian Texts and Contexts: Radical Revisions (Feminists Crosscurrents) Paperback – June 1, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0814741771 ISBN-10: 0814741770 Edition: First Edition

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About the Author

Karla Jay has written, edited, and translated nine books, the most recent of which are Dyke Life and Lesbian Erotics. Dyke Life won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in the category of Lesbian Studies. She is editor of NYU Press's series, "The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature." This is the only lesbian studies series in the world from a university press. In existence since 1992, the series now spans some 20 books of original criticism, reprints, translations and recovered archival letters and manuscripts. Dr. Jay has written for many publications, including Ms. Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, and Lambda Book Report. She is Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies at Pace University in New York City. She is currently at work on two books, Ten Decades of Struggle: Gay and Lesbian Life in the United States (Oxford UP) and Tales of the lavender Menace (Basic).



Allen Young, who has taught at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts, is the author of Gays Under the Cuban Revolution. With Karla Jay, he has co-authored The Gay Report and co-edited Lavender Culture

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Product Details

  • Series: Feminists Crosscurrents
  • Paperback: 391 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814741770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814741771
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,119,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. B. MULLIGAN VINE VOICE on May 27, 2007
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My favorite piece is `Cruising the Libraries' where Lee Lynch tells of her adventures and struggles in the 1950's through the 1960 (and I imagine well into the 1970's) in finding literature with people like herself and in the telling give us a list of books that are must reads.

I especially liked the detailed `works cited' after each essay.

Contributors are -

Valerie Miner

Mary Meigs

Lee Lynch

Maureen Brady

Noel Riley Fitch

Elizabeth Meese

Marilyn R. Farwell

Annette Van Dyke

Rosemary Curb

Paula Bennett

Bonne Zimerman

Judith Fetterley

Jane Marcus

Shari Benstock

Karka Jay

Cassandra Laity

Joanne Glasgow

Kate Adams

SDiane A. Bogus

Namascar Shaktini

Alice Parker

Yvonne M. Klein

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From the back of the book - This book is the first anthology to discuss the subject of lesbianism as it relates to the critical interaction among readers, writers and literary critics. It explores lesbian texts in terms of identification, meaning and interpretation, and examines the complex entanglements of identity, voice, intersubjectivity, textualities, and sexualities.
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